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Taxation and Customs Union

Every euro counts: European Parliament says 'yes' to new rules to fight fraud and euro counterfeiting

16/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 The European Parliament plenary has today voted in favour of two initiatives from the European Commission that will help protect the euro against counterfeiting and combat fraud against the EU budget.

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April infringements package: main decisions

16/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 April April In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

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Speech - "Boosting tax revenue, maintaining competitiveness"

10/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - At hearing before the Senate of French Republic Paris, 10 April 2014 Honourable Senators, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking the French Senate for inviting me today at a...

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Cross border taxation of citizens: Frequently asked questions

10/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 April 2014 See also IP/14/416 What is the aim of the public consultation on tax problems faced by EU citizens who are active across borders within the EU? The public consultation is designed to inform the Commission about the actual tax problems encountered by individuals...

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Taxation: Reinforcing the Single Market for citizens

10/04/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Today the Commission is launching two public consultations and creating an expert group to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cross-border activity of individuals in the Single Market.

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Eurostat

Taxation trends in the European Union Further increase in VAT rates in 2012 Corporate and top personal income tax rates inch up after long decline

21/05/2012

Taxation trends in the European Union - Further increase in VAT rates in 2012 - Corporate and top personal income tax rates inch up after long decline

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF, Eurojust meet to coordinate investigations into Members of the European Parliament

11/04/2011

olaf/11/6 Brussels, 11 April 2011 OLAF in cooperation with Eurojust hosted a meeting last Friday with judicial authorities from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and Romania on the ongoing investigations into some Members of the European Parliament (MEP)....

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Cigarette smugglers in Lithuania caught with 70 million cigarettes

11/04/2011

olaf/11/5 Brussels, 11 April 2011 Nine people have been arrested in Lithuania in a criminal investigation which the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been coordinating for over a year. The investigation, involving law enforcement authorities in Lithuania, ...

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OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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